In re Bilski: Where Do We Go From Here? Prosecution and Litigation Perspectives

December 10, 2008

Although the Federal Circuit's en banc decision In re Bilski is widely viewed as a "business methods" case, the court addressed the question of patent subject-matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 of methods generally. Some might say the court also raised more questions than it answered. In this teleconference, we will explore the scope of the decision and how it will affect both prosecution and litigation of method claims going forward.